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    Talking Brett Lee - Facts

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    Brett Lee is the first Australian player to take a hat-trick in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa

    Lee was given a secret trial as pitcher for America baseball team the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    His favourite Indian actress is Preity Zinta.

    Lee said he would love to work in the Indian film industry.

    In his first cricket match, Brett Lee bowled six batsman out one after the other, in an over. But that was when he was just 9 yrs old.

    Brett dreads facing Shoiab Akhtar and Chris Cairns.

    He has had a greyhound named after him because it's fast.

    He once hosted a short-lived TV program called "Personal Best".

    The oval at Lee's former school, Oak Flats High, was named after the cricketer himself.

    There is an official book out about Brett and brother Shane called "Lee2 - Lee to the Power of Two". In it are some adorable childhood pictures from the family album.

    He really does eat seven Weet-Bix for breakfast like the commercial says.

    His favourite ground is the SCG "Other batsmen do not like batting there and I am inspired by the history and tradition."

    His most memorable match was his test debut in the Boxing Day Test against India at Melbourne in 1999. He took 5 for 47.

    His most prized possession is his Baggy Green.

    He attended Balarang Public School and Oak Flats High School.

    His nicknames are Bing and Binga.

    Lee's fastest delivery is 161.0 km/h.

    His interests are fashion, fresh water fishing, and playing the acoustic or bass guitar.

    Brett starred in a short film written by journalist Shane Cubis called "Dream Date".

    Brett Lee co-owns the cafe "Fusions Coffee Shop/Bookshop" with Luke Harriss.

    His favourite hotel in Melbourne is the Quay West.

    One of his pet hates is being stressed.

    His worst habit is doing a million things all at once.

    Brett Lee owns the record for most times as the 12th man.

    His favourite AFL team is the Sydney Swans.

    His favorite NRL team is the St George Illawarra Dragons.

    Lee plays three instruments, the piano, the guitar and the mouth organ.

    Brett owns two pet clown fish that are named "Finding" & "Nemo".

    He is afraid of heights.

    Brett Lee's favourite song is by Ronan Keating "When You Say Nothing At All".

    On his 17th birthday Lee's parents gave him a gold necklace and bracelet which he hardly takes off.

    Lee's most embarrassing moment was when he was walking out on the field to bat with two left-handed batting gloves on.

    At the age of 8 yrs old he wanted to be an Australian Rugby Player .

    The best advice ever given to him was to "never assume anything".

    Lee's favourite fictional character is Austin Powers.

    Lee's favourite comedians are Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler.

    His favourite author is Stephen King.

    His favourite film is Happy Gilmore.

    His favourite movie actors are Sandra Bullock and Adam Sandler.

    His favourite TV show is Australia?s Funniest Home Videos.

    His favourite holiday location is home.

    His favourite all-time movie is The Shawshank Redemption.

    His favourite drinks are Soda Water, Corona with Lemon, Red Bull and Apple Juice.

    His favourite type of pizza is Hawaiian.

    His favourite food is his mum's Lasagne & Weetbix.

    Lee's cricketing heroes are Dennis Lillee and Allan Donald.

    His motto in life is "Be happy and enjoy yourself".

    Brett Lee and wife Liz gave birth to their first child Preston Charles on the 16th November 2006 at 3:30am, a week before the first Ashes Test.



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